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Clinical Lead Psychologist

Sidra Medicine
Doha, Qatar

Education Required:

  • PhD in clinical psychology

  • Current License in country of origin as a Psychologist

  • Eligible for license in State of Qatar after on-boarding

  • Arabic speakers preferred 

Experience:

8+ years’ experience as a practicing clinical psychologist, including 3+ year should be in the area of  Psychology Departmental  leadership role in an academic setting

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the administration functions of the Psychological Services.

  • Provides training for staff and students in the evidence-based practice of clinical psychology.

  • Undertakes the performance appraisal to meet the professional standards of Psychologists.

  • Ensures optimal psychology coverage at all times across Sidra in various settings including consultation/Liaison, Emergency Department, clinics and inpatient units.

  • Oversees the ordering and availability of various psychological instruments.

  • Provides therapy and assessment supervision of clinical students and trainees.

  • Teaches undergraduate and/or graduate level clinical courses.

  • Liaises with community to establish collaborations.

  • Formulates and implements plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of psychological problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the problems, and employing methods of proven efficacy, across the full range of care settings.

  • Undertakes clinical activity by implementing a range of psychological interventions, adjusting and refining psychological formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses.

  • Evaluates and makes decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual.

  • Provides specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to patient’s formulation, diagnosis and treatment plan.

  • Undertakes risk assessment and risk management for individual patients and provides general advice to other professionals on psychological aspects of risk assessment and management.

  • Keeps abreast with current literature, talks with colleagues, and participates in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in psychology.

  • Prepares scientific and technical reports or presentations.

  • Acts as Lead for Psychological research.

  • Mentors the psychology staff and trainees.

  • Publishes in peer reviewed journals.

  • Takes the lead on developing training programs for psychology.

  • Presents at National & International level at the conferences.

  • Provides teaching and training of students, interns, residents, fellows and other professionals.

  • Initiates involvement in service development and expansion. Has a key role in developing services, multi-professional liaison and consultation.

  • Provides individual or group therapy for children and families, in both inpatient and outpatient settings as needed.  Ensures that patient participation and input is integrated with the overall treatment plan.

  • Maintains confidentiality with regards to information exchanged or received in the current capacity of role in accordance with departmental guidelines.

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